Trichocereus peruvianus 'Los Gentiles' (Peruvian Torch) 17cm Cutting
[Unrooted Cutting]

Price: AU$22.00 Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Los Gentiles is an American clone originally distributed by California based Nursery, Sacred Succulents. Los Gentiles is a T. peruvianus / T. macrogonus strain with a frosty epidermis and the colour of the spines varies between gold and reddish brown. Most of the spines have black tips and the ribs indicate that it is closer to Peruvianus than it is to other strains.

It is very similar to Trichocereus peruvianus strains from the area around Matucana. Outside the United States, this clone is rare. The cactus is referred to locally as Pichu and is said to have been tended to for at least 3,800 years by the lineage of people known as Los Gentiles.

Please note pricing is determined by the girth, length and condition of the plant / cutting

Syn: Echinopsis peruviana

Note: Orders containing cuttings may not be shipped the Tuesday following payment received as per usual procedure. This is due to the cactus being cut to order and dry weather is required to ensure rot does not occur.

IMPORTANT: Your cutting needs to be calloused before it is ready for planting. Keep the cutting dry for a week or two until the cut end has formed a callus, you can use a little sulphur on the end to help with drying and to protect it from rot, but it isn't a necessity. Once calloused you can plant your cutting. The process works any time of year, but cactus cuttings potted in late summer to early autumn root the fastest. Fill an adequately sized pot with specialty cactus soil or mix your own from scratch with extra grit added, coarse sand, perlite, scoria, or pumice gives the soil the appropriate drainage and aeration. Plant the calloused cutting in the prepared potting mix and top dress to prevent soil loss. Once potted, keep dry, do not water! Most cactus cuttings root in four to six weeks.
Trichocereus peruvianus 'Los Gentiles' (Peruvian Torch) 17cm Cutting
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